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Alrob, Marwan M. A. Abu; Asad, Nizar A. A.; Daqar, Mohannad A. M. Abu – Journal of Education and Learning, 2019
We examine the computer-based exams system at Arab American University-Palestine in terms of teacher and student attitudes as well as the quality of the test items. A three-pronged approach to data collection was used. First, we elicited answers to questionnaires from 704 faculty and student respondents. Second, we conducted eight individual…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Computer Assisted Testing, Educational Technology, College Students
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Huesmann, L. Rowell; Dubow, Eric F.; Boxer, Paul; Souweidane, Violet; Ginges, Jeremy – Journal of Research on Adolescence, 2012
This study was based on the theory that adolescents view scenes of violent ethnic conflicts in the mass media through the lens of their own ethnicity, and that the resulting social-cognitive reactions influence their negative stereotypes about similar ethnic groups in their own country. We interviewed 89 Jewish and 180 Arab American high school…
Descriptors: Ethnicity, Jews, Ethnic Stereotypes, Conflict
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Abu El-Haj, Thea Renda – Harvard Educational Review, 2010
In this article, Thea Renda Abu El-Haj draws on qualitative research conducted with Palestinian American high school students to explore school as a key site for nation building. By focusing on their teachers' talk and practice, she examines how U.S. nationalism and national identities are produced through everyday racialized and gendered…
Descriptors: High School Students, Immigrants, Muslims, Political Attitudes
Hawkins, Margaret R. – Multilingual Matters, 2011
Social justice language teacher education conceptualizes language teacher education as responding to social and societal inequities that result in unequal access to educational and life opportunities. In this volume authors articulate a global view of Social Justice Language Teacher Education, with authors from 7 countries offering a theorized…
Descriptors: Social Justice, Teacher Education, Language Teachers, Access to Education
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Ayed, Ahmad; Eqtait, Faeda; Harazneh, Lubna; Fashafsheh, Imad; Nazzal, Sewar; Talahmeh, Bian; Hajar, Deena; Awawdeh, Rrawan – Journal of Education and Practice, 2015
Background: Breast self-examination is a simple, very low cost, noninvasive with no special material/tool requirements; and it is an effective diagnostic method for breast cancer which only takes five minutes to apply. Aim of the Study: The study aimed to assess the level of BSE knowledge, attitude, and practice among female nursing students in…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Nursing Students, Knowledge Level, Student Attitudes
Nasser, Ilham; Berlin, Lawrence N.; Wong, Shelley – Multilingual Matters, 2011
This book is an in-depth examination of education and media under occupation. The contributors to this volume engage dialogue to explore these domains and their roles and functioning under occupation while keeping an eye toward resolution, using the on-going conflict between Palestine and Israel as the focus. The uniqueness of this collection is…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Mass Media, Dialogs (Language), Critical Reading
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Schneider, Suzanne – Critical Studies in Education, 2014
The recent critical turn toward post-secularism, particularly on behalf of theorists working from the perspective of Christian societies, has highlighted the difficulty of approaching the history of the Middle East through the binary of religion and secularism. This article argues that such terms are of little explanatory value in and of…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Religion, Religious Factors, Social Influences
Kissen, Rita M. – 1990
During the past 40 years, several generations of American children have grown up with the Nation of Israel as a historical reality. Whether Jewish or Gentile, juvenile readers have absorbed a version of the story that recapitulates in modern dress the biblical story of the children of Hagar and Sarah, reinforced by American attitudes toward people…
Descriptors: Arabs, Childrens Literature, Cultural Differences, Cultural Images
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Abdel-Khalek, Ahmed M.; Al-Arja, Nahida S.; Abdalla, Taysir – Death Studies, 2006
The authors explored death obsession level and correlates among a sample (N=601) of Palestinians living in the city of Beit Jala, the village of Al-Khader, and the Aida refugee camp in the Bethlehem area. They live in war conditions; the houses of half of them have been demolished. The Death Obsession Scale (DOS) was administered. Its alpha…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Gender Differences, Arabs, Death
Kuehner, Trudy J. – Foreign Policy Research Institute, 2005
Understanding the current conflicts and political changes in the Middle East us important for American educators if American students are to understand the dynamics of the region. To discuss these issues, FPRI held its 12th History Institute for Teachers on October 16-17, 2004. Forty teachers from 15 states attended the weekend program at the…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Foreign Policy, International Relations, Peace
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Alazzi, Khaled – American Educational History Journal, 2008
This article reports the results of a study about the factors that affect social studies development in Jordan's secondary schools. An evaluation of data obtained within the limitations of this study relative to the development of social studies education, in particular, and education, in general, indicates that the principle of the Great Arab…
Descriptors: Secondary Schools, Citizenship Education, Foreign Countries, Cultural Influences
Kharma, Maher M. – Online Submission, 2010
Following wars and natural disasters, individuals and their families face displacement from their native land and relocate to a new location where they become refugees. As occupational beings, people find meaning in their environment and build their identity through engaging in meaningful occupations. The environment plays a role in shaping the…
Descriptors: Refugees, Jews, African Americans, Slavery
US Senate, 2004
The focus of this hearing was on the issues of education of Palestinian young people, funding by the U.S. Government for the Palestinian Authority, and the implications on the Mid-East peace process. Opening statements were presented by Subcommittee Chairman Senator Arlen Specter, Pennsylvania; and Senator Hillary Rodham Clinton, New York. Witness…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Grants, Legislators, Jews